Spent, by Antonia Crane

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I hovered between 3 and 4 but ended up settling on a 4 because it's no fault of the author that I've read way too many stripper/ sex worker memoirs in my time. In the end, this was one of the better ones, a bit of a cross between Diablo Cody and Lidia Yuknavitch. Gritty stories of sex work and stripping anchored by stories of her mother and her passing, which I found particularly heart wrenching. I think this felt like one of the most honest memoirs I've ever read although it left me wanting to know more; of her relationships, her study, her writing, her life. Hopefully there's more books to come. The only thing that I balked at was the persistent use of the word t***** instead of more appropriate terms. Given that this book was only published last year, I'd be surprised if she wasn't aware of how the usage of this term is offensive, even if she didn't intend to be.